Summary: I played thru Bioshock in a couple weeks. It was an OK game, clumsy controls ( with Xbox 360 controller ), and I didn't figure that I would purchase the sequal, but when I came across it for $10, I figured it was worth a shot. Installed and runs just fine, but couldn't comfigure the 360 controller to work.
Summary: I had no problem downloading everything from Amazon, in fact, the process was quite quick. When I finally got the game up and running, I was prompted to create a Windows Live account, in which I already had. I proceeded to enter my live information only to be told that I wouldn't be able to continue without updating my account. Essentially if I don't update my live account the game will kick me offline and I won't be able to save my progress.
Summary: I love Video games, just not this one. It did not grab my attention in the first 45 minutes of playing it. I have not given it a second chance so this may be a bit unfair. I should really give it some more time, but every time I consider playing it I think... ehhhhh not ready to retry.
Summary: This is a pretty good game in the vein of Fallout. The problem is that it requires Windows Live registration which has something to do with Xbox. Without registering online you cannot save games. This slows the startup. Also, if you use this game in the future it may not work unless Windows Live is still around and unchanged. This also has SECUROM protection.
Summary: I don't normally critic games based upon my experience in getting them to work, but there is a reason why a critically acclaimed game that was released only 8 months ago can be downloaded for $5 today. The game uses Games for Windows - Live for security. Not only must you have an account and be logged to play the game at all, you can not even save the game if you are not logged in.
Summary: I preordered this game because Bioshock was one of my Top 5 favorite PC games of all time. I purchased this edition for the extras; the special edition is a nice bundle if you appreciate art. As for the game itself... I've spent about 4 hours playing it and I've owned it for months now. It feels like an Xbox port, and I hate consoles. I was hoping for immersive graphics: no luck in that dept.
Summary: Let me begin by saying that I heartily endorse BioShock 1. It's a well-made game, highly imaginative and with a great sense of literary and cinematic style; an unfolding mystery within an enigma, well-balanced, and fun as all-get-out. BioShock 2 uses much of the same environmental cues, swiping the greatest majority of enemies and weapons directly from 1.
BioShock 2 - Derivative and uninspired, but still fun.
P. Chen, Amazon
13 May 2010
Summary: The original BioShock was a breath of fresh air for me when I played it about three years ago. The combination of an unorthodox presentation, a unique setting, and non-derivative gameplay mechanics made it, in my mind, one of the best games of all time. Certainly, it had some flaws, but was, and still is, an instant classic. Now, almost three years after the original, Take Two has decided to create a sequel out of the game, after seeing how financially successful it was.